According to the suit, Barnes was driving on the Harbor Freeway in L.A. when he rear-ended their vehicle. One adult and three minors were injured as a result of his actions and are seeking compensation from the star.
Reports indicate that the family wants compensation upwards of $25,000 for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Other losses
Barnes has not yet responded to the suit, but it’s quite possible he’s been busy dealing with the aftermath of his late July arrest. He and his lawyer will need to take prompt action if he wishes to resolve this injury lawsuit without having the settlement value skyrocket — a rear-end accident often places the majority of liability on the defendant, in this case Barnes. An injury lawyer will use this fact to place fault for the accident squarely on Barnes’ shoulders unless Barnes’ attorney can prove other factors played a role in the accident.
Stay tuned for more details on the personal injury lawsuit against Barnes and the potential criminal charges related to his arrest as more news develops!